BT

New Early adopter or innovator? InfoQ has been working on some new features for you. Learn more

SOA "Most Despised Buzzword"

| by Stefan Tilkov on Nov 27, 2006. Estimated reading time: less than one minute |

According to a Network Computing reader poll, "SOA" is the most despised tech buzzword, leading at 21% (with "virtualization" being a close second with 19%). The statistical relevance, as well as the seriousness of the question and answers can be questioned, but it's still interesting to see SOA come out at the top.

The "hype cycle curve" created by the analysts from Gartner contains a phase known as the "Trough of Disillusionment":

Technologies enter the "trough of disillusionment" because they fail to meet expectations and quickly become unfashionable. Consequently, the press usually abandons the topic and the technology.

Whether SOA is just undergoing the same phases as any other hyped technology, or whether this poll is a symptom of a larger problem, is open to debate.

Rate this Article

Adoption Stage
Style

Hello stranger!

You need to Register an InfoQ account or or login to post comments. But there's so much more behind being registered.

Get the most out of the InfoQ experience.

Tell us what you think

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

Valid Results? by Mark Richards

It might be worth noting that only 755 people responded to the poll - and while its true "SOA" continues to be shoved down our throats, I think a quick look at SOA-related book sales, SOA article responses, and SOA-related publication downloads shows there is a strong industry movement to understand exactly what this buzzword really means (it's a breakfast cereal, right?)

Get the facts - SOA Facts by Peter Pascale

Most despised buzzword? Have these 755 folks not read the facts at www.soafacts.com. Jeez people - SOA can beat Ninjas and Jedis! Except for today (dec. 5th). I'm pretty sure a Ninja is unbeatable on national ninja day.

Get the facts - SOAFacts.com

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

2 Discuss

Login to InfoQ to interact with what matters most to you.


Recover your password...

Follow

Follow your favorite topics and editors

Quick overview of most important highlights in the industry and on the site.

Like

More signal, less noise

Build your own feed by choosing topics you want to read about and editors you want to hear from.

Notifications

Stay up-to-date

Set up your notifications and dont miss out on content that matters to you

BT